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Grateful Dead Live at Sullivan Stadium on 1987-07-04


Topics Live concert


Touch Of Gray, Hell In A Bucket, West L.A. Fadeaway, Tons Of Steel, Little Red Rooster, Box Of Rain, Althea, Uncle John's Band-> Playin' In The Band-> Jam-> Drums-> Space-> Truckin'-> The Other One-> Wharf Rat-> Throwing Stones Times They Are A Changin', Man Of Peace, I'll Be Your Baby Tonight*, The Ballad Of Frankie Lee And Judas Priest, I Want You, Ballad Of A Thin Man, Memphis Blues, Queen Jane Approximately, Chimes Of Freedom, Slow Train Coming, Joey, All Along The Watchtower, E: Knockin' On Heaven's Door


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Sullivan Stadium
Location Foxboro, MA

Source FOB> aud> senn me80> cassette master> cdr

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Reviewer: fitzy77 - favoritefavorite - February 15, 2015
Subject: Hey Bill Walton, Can we have a beer?
BTW Chuck M. - As always, 9 years later you are still welcome to lick my balls. I take it you are one of the many lapdogs who jizz their jeans over every fart the Dead ever amplified.

Lighten up M.L.K.! - maybe someday
we can all be as rightous as you.

Weird show. Was hot as balls that day and we had no tickets. Rode down with two friends in some guy's car who I had never met until that day. We saw Bill Walton of Celtics fame behind this chain-link fence at some backstage party. He was tapping a beer out of a keg about 10 feet from the fence and was talking to people in the crowd and answering their questions like "Hey Bill how's the knee doing?" "Will you be back w/ the Celts next year?" etc. Finally, my friend asked "Hey Bill, can we have a beer?" He got this disgusted look on his face and walked away shaking his head. What a dick!

Anyway, me and the guy who asked Walton for a beer and a third guy wound up burrowing under a chain-link fence to get into the show. Unfortunately for a couple of guys behind us they got caught by some Foxboro cops who beat the bejeezus out them with billy-clubs. Well, better them than us.

Unfortunately for us, the guy who was our ride apparently never got into to the show and took off in his car. He took off with my favorite shirt and my friend's favorite frisbee or some shit. We were so confused after the show we tried to hitch-hike back to Boston but went the wrong way out the gate and wound up in Providence, Rhode Island. We vowed to beat the shit out the guy who abandoned us but we never saw him again. Dude if you're out there, F*ck You and give me my shirt back.

Oh, the show - I don't really remember if it was got or not.
Reviewer: chuck2000 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 16, 2013
Subject: What did I start here?
Okay, it's been 7+ years since I posted the comment about Fitzy (which still applies to him & those of his ilk low life, ticketless, gatecrashing losers who yes totally FUCKED up the scene), but in no way was I attempting to place this on the entire city of Boston. Can't speak for anyone but myself, but I never had a bad experience with the people. Never had the displeasure of the nightmares I've heard about Sullivan Stadium either. My sincere apologies to anyone from Boston or the surrounding areas who got understandably ticked off at the generalizations of people from Boston. Fitzy, this apology does not apply to you. You & others like you were & probably still are assholes. You called me self-righteous, but I'm not the one with the entitled attitude. "Gee, I don't have a ticket & the band is asking people not to come to the shows without one, but that doesn't mean me. I'm allowed to gatecrash & ruin the scene for all the real fans." Please by all means take it personally 'cause that's how I meant it ya dick! 5 more stars for you. You know where you can put 'em.
Reviewer: dupree413 - favorite - March 31, 2012
Subject: Sticking to the show
No comment for the people below who have issues with Bill Walton and want to be gate crashers.

The show was a disappointment. I bet if the boys had played that first set back in '84, it might not have gone over so badly.

But putting the in the Dark material together like that (I think it was the same day or within a few days of the albums release) seemed hyper-opportunistic. I think the show would have faired better if they seperated the songs out - I am sure they played 4 In the Dark tunes at a show previous to this one, but not in a row.

By not spacing them out and by not having 2 sets (of just GD and then Bob Dylan) it was a recipe for a disastorous set list.

1 star.

I concur with everyone else - if you want good stuff from the '87 east coast summer skip this and check out Kingston, Silver Stadium, Roanoke, and Pittsburgh.
Reviewer: peteynyc1 - favorite - April 19, 2011
Subject: sucked
This and Boreal Ridge are considered to be the worst shows every played in modern Dead times. I was there and it was just a bad vibe all around. Even the Althea is weak. That being said, I would take it right now in a second ;)
Reviewer: Freind of the MintyMan - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 31, 2011
Subject: To Fitzy the Moron
I got your shirt,I wiped my ASS with it. You and your friends are idiots.
Reviewer: psufan - favoritefavoritefavorite - May 15, 2010
Subject: next show in Pgh
For a jaw-dropping Knockin' you need go no further than 7-6-87 w/the Nevilles.
Reviewer: RogerC - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 15, 2006
Subject: To Fitzy...
People like you and your idiot friend were exactly what was wrong with the Dead scene. Not the scene itself, just people like you with no business being there. Year by year more of you showed up caring nothing about the music, which made for less room for real Heads. I wish it was you that got clubbed. "Oh, yeah, the show, don't remember" Bill Walton is a good judge of character. He had you figured out from ten feet away. Kudos to that guy who ditched you. He got into the show, don't you worry. Into the show and away from you. He probably tells the story of how he was being nice and gave a ride to these two guys, and what jerks they were, and how he was so glad to finally be rid of them. Thanks for ruining it for everyone else, ya dicks. The five stars are for you.
Reviewer: Pooh123 - favorite - October 27, 2006
Subject: Nasty Foxboro
The show was probobly very good, but I couldn't tell because of the nasty, nasty Foxboro police, security, etc. Thay made it VERY clear they did not like us or want us there. They are a tight-ass conservative area (from what I saw), and I've been to 263 Dead shows from 1977 to 1995. But that's just my observation.
Reviewer: DoverDeadhead - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 31, 2006
Subject: What a Generalization
If âÃÂÃÂALLâÃÂàpeople from Boston are so bad, I guess it is safe to assume that all Dead Heads are drug addicted losers who do nothing but listen to old tapes of dead people as they wear dirty clothes and drive around in broken down cars.

Get a life and realize that maybe your perception, which is sadly your reality, is actually the problem. What ever happened to âÃÂÃÂAinâÃÂÃÂt no time to hateâÃÂÃÂ? Must be a âÃÂÃÂTouch of GreyâÃÂàDead Head.

Anyway, I was at the show and it was as hot as previously mentioned. Did anyone else see the naked dark haired girl wondering around? The show was rather under whelming, but personal experiences surrounding it make it a great memory for me.

But my favorite show that I attended was Chinese New Year 02-20-85 at Keizer Auditorium in Oakland, CA. You know CA where all the nice Heads are.
Reviewer: JRimLik - favoritefavorite - August 31, 2006
Subject: Agreed!
Yea Boston is hideous. Rudest, most despicable people on the planet. They all have that chowder mouth look. Pale faces. You know I'd be a big time jerk also probably if I had to live in that place full time. This stadium sucks, average show, I liekd Garcia on pedal stell. Oh yeah - where th f--- is My baby Tonight on this site? Wjhay has this site gone so far down hill soince December of '05? BRING BACK OUR BOARDS!!!
Reviewer: laptaper - favoritefavorite - July 8, 2006
Subject: "Eh, whatcha gonna du?"
Decent show, okay recording. fitzy, you're the reason I ditched Boston the moment I got my diploma. The only reason I don't go into detail about what I can't stand about Bostonians is because then I begin to sound like one of them.
Reviewer: Hamal - favoritefavorite - June 29, 2006
Subject: weird show, indeed
as fitzy says, hot as balls. however, i can see why bill walton walked away from you, cadging beers off him. and better them than you? i'm with chuck. your attitude is all wrong: "i got mine, to hell with all of youse". it is exactly that selfishness that ruined the scene, if there ever was one. narcisisstic, self-righteous (you, not chuck), and addictive. must get, gimme!

rants aside, it was a strange show, but glad i got in...without gate-crashing. the incredible onslaught to get in almost had me going home instead. poorly organized, oversold.

the sound quality here is good. you judge the performance. not particularly enjoyable, but the dylan set had its moments and the vocals at the end of throwing stones were nice.

if i ever see you at a show, fitzy, i'll buy you a beer...if you don't ask.
Reviewer: JByron - favorite - February 25, 2006
Subject: Bogus
Agreed with the crappiness of the Dead's set this afternoon. So crowded, I gave up my floor seat and wandered to the highest, most out of the way, deserted part of the stadium to escape the crush (plus, it was incredibly hot that day). The heads were pissed - everyone thought there would be three sets, but when the Dead went into the Drums/Space section, people began to bristle. NO ONE was happy with that arrangement - and the Dead knew it, because by the next time I saw this tour at Giants Stadium, they were playing three sets. And at that point, I never wanted to hear "West LA, "Tons of Steel," "Push" or "Bucket" EVER again. I wasn't exactly thrilled. Fortunately, I had just come the Toronto and Rochester shows, so I blew it off as a mistake by the band in only playing one crappy set. The Dylan section was better and I enjoyed it more. Nightmare in the parking lot though - dodging fireworks like I was on a battlefield just trying to get out of there that evening.

Jboy - shut the fuck up already.
Reviewer: jeremiah1 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 11, 2006
Subject: Foxboro 87
I had seen the Dead and Dylan the year before in Washington and heard what I thought was a great Desolation Row, but I saw Dylan come through Boston with Tom Petty and many of the songs were from his most recent albums. Of the Dylan shows Tom PettyÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs portion of the show was often better than DylanÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs so I didnÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂt know what to expect.

I believe the SullivanÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs still owned the stadium at the time and were hurting financial from the beating they took running the Jackson 5 tour, so I wasnÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂt sure how they felt about music in their arena.

And the Dead, I had taken to seeing them less often, because the shows were becoming mundane.

The stage was setup at one end of the stadium with Portapots at the 50-yard line and the field was covered in an attempt to prevent abuse to the field.

People were jumping barriers everywhere to get on the field which is where we ended up, but I think that was because those were our tickets.

The Dead opened with four songs from their new album; all but one had been in their rotation for years. The new one Tons of Steel by Brent was actually pretty good, especially when compared to Easy to Love You or Far from Me.

This was followed by Little Red Rooster, not my favorite, but Brent again livened it up with his vocals.

Box of Rain had always been a favorite for me but this was the third show in a row I had heard it, none the less it was great to hear Phil sing ONE song.

After Althea they went into a second set treatment of Playing, Uncle John, Truckin, Wharf Rat and finished with Throwing Stones, this set arrangement confused a lot of people but it was nice to hear a longer first set.

A helicopter buzzed the fans and many people claimed they say Dylan in it, but I donÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂt see how that was possible.

Dylan appeared on stage and appeared to stagger, leaving many in our group to suggest he showed up drunk. He started with Times, and we started talking about leaving because the group reaction was pretty negative.

Next up was Man of Peace and although Garcia had a pretty good rift going the song was still one of DylanÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs more recent ones and the gang was unimpressed, as Garcia appeared to be leaving the stage it was decided that we would do the same.

But Garcia wasnÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂt leaving the stage he was simply changing position to sit at the pedal steel, as we heard the opening lines to IÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂll Be Your Baby Tonight, nothing more was said we simply put our stuff back down and started to listen.

John Brown followed, and though a somewhat unfamiliar old song (since it had no official release at that time) we realized the Dead and Dylan were mining DylanÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs back catalogue.

During I Want You Dylan tried out his harp, with somewhat of a mixed result and I donÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂt believe I heard him play it for a number of years after that.

The rest of the set was what we had come for the Dead trying out old Dylan tunes and Dylan being Dylan.

We had a great time, but when the show was over we looked at the Portapots on the field and noticed that most of them were crushed, apparently from people trying to stand on top of them. The field also appeared to be torn up and we assumed that that would be the last time the Dead would play Foxboro. The next day in the paper the Stadium officials were quite gleeful about the show claiming they had never had such a profitable event.

In the years that followed the Dead shows in the Boston area became next to impossible to get tickets for, while Dylan started his Never Ending Tour, this show was really a turning point in many ways.
Reviewer: Airgarcia - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 24, 2005
Subject: My 2nd Show
Went to the show with my best friend Jodi Varraso and Sue Steele Smoked and partied that night and the next day droped some clean dose...WOW what colors...When the Dead came on so did the dose....I was a newbie at the time so I was just dancing and smileing about everything...Maybee looking back it was wierd to see them play songs in a row from "in the dark" But at the time it was cosmic sounding and I was in the front row .So I was interesting to watch the boys interact and I thought Dylan was cool...But for me the best was The pedal steel on :baby tonight" which I will never forget....
Reviewer: chuck m - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 6, 2005
Subject: non-review
didn't attend the show but didn't need to to know that people like fitzy77 are the reason The Dead couldn't play the great places anymore. So the gate-crashing jerk-offs behind yourself got beat up by the cops? I don't approve of police brutality but crash the gates & you get what you deserve!!!! gate crashers suck. And by the way I have met Bill Walton @ many shows & found him to be a great guy, down to earth & easy to talk to. Hey bill thanks for the autograph on my SYF hat. Maybe next time this jerkoff feels like gate-crashing he should stick to metallica. Any show where gate crashers are caught & tossed deserves 5 stars in my book.
Reviewer: jboyaquar - favoritefavorite - July 18, 2005
Subject: Not really worth anyone's time...
Huge inaugural Dead/Dylan Boston show; I'm sure the expectations were high to perform a gig we'll be discussing for years...

1st Set: A sagging "Touch" opens. Bobby is hilarious as he cheesily over enunciates the chorus. "We're going to take a minute here while the roadies nail Billy's other foot down." Things get taken up a notch with a blistering "Hell." A standard "West" makes it three new tracks in a row. I'm sure the crowd is beginning to catch on as the first four songs are sequentially accurate to the listing on 'In the Dark.' "Tons" is fine, although the unfortunate sound is cirrus cloudy and distant. What,?! no 'Push,' or 'Esau?' It's probably because they're too ball less to play 'Throwing' in the first set. Anyways, "Rooster" is ok; the band seemingly does Not want to follow the sloppy leadership of Brent's. Jerry's seemingly interested in instrument playing only. "Althea" is the right skeptical tone for this uncertain show. "Box" is standard.
As there is no set break, we jump right into a finely played but bland, unexciting "Uncle." This segues into a your run of the mill "Playing" song that only becomes of interest when they embrace the outro jam, and watch it float to "Drums/Space." The latter, tonight is particularly enjoyable. Keen timing on the segue even if there's no power behind it. The versions of "Truckin" and "TOO" are professional, but a little too by the book although there are plenty of synth sonic sounds to provide a pleasant experience. "Throwing" is nice... but this show is a lost cause.
Reviewer: liddy - favoritefavoritefavorite - July 7, 2005
Subject: ugh
This show was only notable for me in that it was my first. Just one Dead set, nothing special in terms of song selection or performance.
Reviewer: hartford82 - favoritefavoritefavorite - May 27, 2005
Subject: Dylan & Dead ..ahhh
My buddy and I pull into town the night before the show and hit the hotel. Partying commences when we realize the boys and Dylan are at the same Tara hotel! Will Jer join us? I say hello to Brent the next morning as he gets into his limo. Traffic getting there sucked, stopped for miles. Dylan flew in on a helicopter. It's hot as hell and Dylan is in all leather! The boys seemed a little sluggish but all in all, but I LOVED the Dylan w/ the dead. Jerry was all smiles as he played the pedal steel.
Bill
Reviewer: touch heads rule - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 24, 2005
Subject: Dead/Dylan
Although the Dead's set was rather weak I didn't mind since it was the set with Dylan I was waiting to see. I thought it was a good first outing, trip to see Jer on peddle steel. Way better than Dylan-Petty crapapalooza summer 86.
Reviewer: lobster12 - favorite - March 10, 2005
Subject: Worst ever
I agree with hamstrung. This goes down as the worst i ever saw.('95's included) For In-the dark-heads only. One set filled with new material and they close with throwing stones? By the way it was Saturday and a certain song mysteriously missing. I still have nightmars of the Dylan set so I won't relive, but if you have enemies, tie them up and make them listen to "Joey".
Reviewer: revolutionaryhamstrung - favorite - February 24, 2005
Subject: Are you people on crack???
This show sucked. Period. I was on the first leg of the summer tour and the 5 shows that preceded this were slices of heaven, and then this was a descent into hell. First - a zillion people including many yahoos at an oversold stadium show. It was so crowded getting in the ticket takers were overwhelmed. I walked right in. Then, jeez, could this setlist be any lamer?? All I remember is everything sounded super tame and safe. You can skip this one and go for the many other great shows from 87.This aint one!!
Reviewer: Bakeo - favoritefavoritefavorite - December 21, 2004
Subject: Ticket Miracle in Foxboro
Classic Dead story for this show...my car overheated on the way into Foxboro, after going 2 mph in a 2 hour traffic nightmare. Finally reached the parking lot to let my car cool down and started swilling canned beers. Girlfriend and I drank a few and then headed up to the show. Threw a few in my backpack for the 'long' walk. Got to the gate and there was a giant sign warning against bringing alcohol into the venue. In my haste to get in, I forgot my beer in my bag. "No show for you" was the gatekeepers response. Aghhhhhh. My girlfriend, who was not a Deadhead and couldn't care less, was already inside. I, ticketless, was outside with no prayer. Walked about 500 yards down a chain link fence and she passed her stub through. I made up some feeble story about having to go to my car for diapers and it worked. Anyway, got into the show and stubbed my way onto the 150 degree field for the show. Music was 'so-so' and the day was as close to going to 'hell in a bucket' as I can remember. Brent rocked, but that's about all I can say for this show!
Reviewer: sheikyerbouti - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 28, 2004
Subject: The parking lot was 150 degrees
It was a recipe for disaster - Hot humid July 4th and we had a 1/2 keg packed in ice and ntg else and drank and smoked until we were stupid on the asphalt which was over the top hot (we all had out shirts off) and by the time the show rolled around we were ripped and totally dehydrated - Just then a really scary looking guy came up to use after we heard 'doses doses' I still remember him leather vest with no shirt underneath and flaming eyeball tatoos with no pupils - I should have known.... Well we all dosed on empty stomachs dehydrated with really really strong acid (took about 3 hits of blotter - when 1 would havebeen more than enough)and had I been able to make it to the first aid tent I would have gone - Even a direct hit from about 10' from a firehose they were using to cool the crowd did not even put a dent in this - For most of this show I sat crumpled against a wall on the floor and could not even speak... it was not fun at all. All of that said on hearing this again there are some nice parts to this and I thought the following week at Giants Stadium was better - this was long and hot. Even though this story sucks everyone has been there - I still remember feeling like hal9000 in 2001 when his brain is getting disconnected and he is losing all cognitive functions....
Reviewer: BkMitch69 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 9, 2004
Subject: Hot
I remember this show well.I had to be pushing a 100*degrees in the parking lot.I remeber my girlfriend at the time literally burning herself on our car hood.Fun Fun show
Reviewer: jay67 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 30, 2004
Subject: a July 4 to remember
Thank you for this show, Jonathan.

Foxboro was jammed and we got a nice GD set.
A bunch of In The Dark songs for the "touchheads" followed by an interesting song selection.
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